What to do with your step van when it won’t go no mo’.
Seems safe, where was this? LA?
Nevermind, I saw the area code, TX.
281 area code = Houston, 445 exchange = area along Airline Drive; the address given on the lower left corner of the van reads 1060 Aldine Mail Route but the internet give an address of 7333 Airline Drive , just south of East Little York Road. That’s not too far from where my parents live. In fact, they were married over 53 years ago in the Catholic church just around the corner (Our Lady of the Assumption). There may be two locations and both addresses are within a couple miles of each other. There are many “used auto parts” yards in that area that may have a significant number of “pre-plastic bumper” era automobiles.
I sure hope the Oldsmobile finds a good home too. N.B. fellow Houstonians, there is a pristine 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 with the tri-carb J-2 engine for sale at a used car dealership on Texas Highway 3 (Old Galveston Road) between Eldorado and Bay Area Blvd. The dealership’s name I forget right now but it was formerly Allen Samuels Jeep and deals mostly in late model higher-end cars and SUV’s.
Well spotted. That’s the Aldine Mail Route location; the photo was actuallly taken a couple of years ago, so I’m not sure about the the Olds’ fate, but the step van/sign has since been repainted.Chances are I’ll eventually be posting some additional finds from that general area.
I don’t think Airline Drive would have a wrecking yard on it.
Of course, I’ve been away 32 years…a lot’s changed.
Aldine Mail Route is more likely. That would fit right in, there.
Well, actually there are bunch of pick-a-part yards on Airline now, south of West Road.
BTW, if one uses the satellite view option of Google Maps, and knows where to look (S side of Aldine Mail Route, a few hundred feet west of the Hardy Toll Road) one can actually pick out the step van sign.
Would have been cooler with a suspension and tires on it but they must have been salvaged for something.
Nice ’58 Oldsmobile 98 in the yard; hope they don’t part it out.
I don’t think my neighbors would appreciate it. I’d have to sell it for scrap (or Craigslist).
A Suzuki Carry does similar duty where my spares Hillman ended up, nice 58 Olds in the yard
So THAT’s where George Lucas got his idea for the AT-AT Imperial Walker!!
(Now if I could figure out some sort of leg actuiation system, it would be a total babe magnet at the next Comic-Con. Maybe some sort of rotating shaft with an alternating cam and follower for each leg…)
You win the thread.
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